On Monday, July 1, HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade Public Housing & Community Development (Miami-Dade PHCD) Director Michael Liu, and stakeholders joined to celebrate the grand opening of Phase 1 of Miami-Dade PHCD’s massive Liberty Square redevelopment project.
New research from CLPHA and Econsult Solutions shows that PHAs generate and induce multiple streams of economic activity benefitting those who reside in public housing, as well as local employers, governments, and industries. Read more about "The Economic Impact of Public Housing: Ongoing Investment with Wide Reaching Returns" here.
From Multi-Housing News:
The Cambridge Housing Authority has obtained $82 million in financing for the renovation of Millers River Apartments, an affordable housing community that serves low-income households in Cambridge, Mass. MassHousing closed on the loan through the agency’s conduit loan program.
From WECT 6:
A ground breaking celebration will be held next week for Dawson Lofts, a new affordable apartment building in Wilmington.
The Wilmington Housing Authority has started building a three-story apartment building that will hold a dozen single-bedroom units and a dozen two-bedroom units.
The National Center for Housing Management (NCHM), a national non-profit organization, has announced a $100,000 grant in support of the Save the Soldiers Home project on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center overlooking Miller Park. When completed, the project will restore six historic buildings, some dating back to the 1860s, and create 101 supportive housing units for veterans and their families who are either homeless or at risk of being homeless.
From Star News Online:
"For the first time in years, the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA) is getting ready to build a new multi-family public housing development.
Plans for the first phase of the complex, Dawson Street Lofts, are moving through the city’s planning system. Located between Dawson Street, South 10th Street and Virgie Rhodes Lane, the building will hold 24 one- and two-bedroom units across three stories.
From SHA's website:
"The public is invited to join two celebrations at Yesler, a neighborhood near downtown Seattle that is being redeveloped by the Seattle Housing Authority into a vibrant, new mixed-income community.
From the San Antonio Current:
"Garcia Street Urban Farm, a 4.1-acre farm designed to bring fresh produce and food education to San Antonio's East Side, broke ground Wednesday morning.
The farm, which cost an estimated $500,000, will be managed via a partnership between San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), San Antonio College’s Eco Centro and other community stakeholders.
From the Sacramento Business Journal: